The Newfoundland & Labrador Branch at a Glance:

Serving You in Your Community

About the Newfoundland & Labrador Branch

Location and Contact Information
11 Austin Street, 2nd Floor
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador  A1B 4C1
Tel: 709-576-1953

President of the Branch
Corinne Wright

Branch Representative on the National Board of Directors
Corinne Wright

Office Manager
Janet Norman


What the Newfoundland & Labrador Branch Offers

For detailed information on the programs, services, products and activities listed below, go to the Newfoundland & Labrador Branch website.

Training Programs

  • Swimming, lifesaving and lifeguarding
  • First aid, including CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Instructor and examiner
  • Safety management for aquatic facility administrators
  • Boating safety
  • Sledsmart ice safety

National Lifeguard

  • Standards for pool, waterpark, waterfront and surf
  • Provincial/territorial database of certified lifeguards
  • Lifeguard recognition, including Appreciation Day guidelines and activities

Water Safety Education

  • Water Smart® campaigns, including National Drowning Prevention Week and The Look Out! colouring contest
  • “Fire Alarm” campaign
  • Lifeguard Club and The Forum (for lifeguards and lifesavers)
  • Awards and recognition

Aquatic Safety Management, Legal and Insurance Support

  • National standards and interpretation of provincial/territorial regulations
  • Consulting, safety audits and information sessions
  • Expert witnesses and legal precedents


  • Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada
  • Report on drowning in Canada
  • National database of drownings

Lifesaving Sport

  • Information about competitions
  • Canadian competitions
  • International competitions
  • Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada

Aquatic Activity and Safety Products

  • Merchandise web page for products, promotional materials and clothing, books and DVDs

Volunteer Experience

  • On the board of directors and committees, and in administration
  • As instructors, trainers and examiners
  • For external high school credits

Affiliated Lifesaving Organizations, Member Services and Partners

  • International lifesaving organizations (International Life Saving Federation and Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth)
  • Member services
  • Partners, sponsors and Affiliates, including Affiliate recognition awards and job postings
  • Awards for Affiliate Members
  • Sport governing organizations

Publications, Media Releases and Position Statements

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Annual Report
  • Canadian Drowning Report
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Drowning Report
  • Training program manuals and test materials
  • Lifesaving sport competition manuals
  • Media releases
  • Position statements


Some Newfoundland & Labrador Branch Numbers

Participants in the training programs: 3,858

Estimated number of drownings in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2015: 18